Donald Trump shares GIF of himself striking Hillary Clinton with a golf ball
Donald Trump has shared a GIF of himself striking Hillary Clinton in the back on Twitter.
The US President retweeted the picture which shows him swinging a golf club and apparently hitting Clinton in the back with the ball.
A follower of Trump combined the footage of Trump on a golf course and Clinton tripping and falling while boarding a plane in 2011 and edited it do look like a gold ball caused the fall.
The original tweet is captioned “Donald Trump’s amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary”.
While it is true that tweets don’t always equate to endorsements when the tweet comes from the account of the President of the United States it understandably causes outrage.
Many have condemned Trump for condoning abuse and hate against women by sharing the GIF.
One wrote: “Grow up! This is not the type of tweets the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES should be sharing…
“Worse yet, YOU WON! Stop grinding it in like a child! Give the poor lady a break.”
Somebody else added: “How is retweeting this Presidential? Isn’t @FLOTUS supposed to be stopping bullying? 3 more years. Can’t wait for this nightmare to be over.”
“Stop acting like a child,” a third wrote.
Tweets inciting violence seem to be a trend for the president, as last month he retweeted a cartoon train running over a person with a CNN logo for a head.
The retweet came just days after Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove into a group of counter-protesters at Charlottesville.
He has also previously incited violence against counter protestors during his campaign, as well as against women when he was recorded bragging about grabbing female genitalia in 2005.
These tweets cannot be taken as lightly as his supporters are saying they should be.
Former press secretary Sean Spicer said that the tweets should be “considered as official statements”.
Trump also said that when he retweets he does it “for a reason”.